Today’s Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix had something for every taste and budget. Repsol Honda defending double world champion Marc Marquez, in his season of discontent, laid down an historic last lap to seize the victory from Yamaha mullah Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo, trailing teammate Valentino Rossi by 18 points coming in, was blessed today by a statement performance from factory Ducati #1 Andrea Iannone who slipped past Rossi one more time on the final lap and onto the podium, trimming Rossi’s lead over Lorenzo to 11 points heading to Sepang.
You’ve taken a basic rider training course. Got a few thousand miles on the your new motorcycle. Lost your fear of traveling on the Interstate. Got caught in the rain and made it home safe. Great! Don’t get cocky. Overconfidence at this stage of the game is a dangerous enemy. Congratulate yourself on your two-wheel accomplishments then humble your ego. Motorcycling, like life, is an unending learning curve.